Vazhakka + Cherupayar Curry


How many of you count calories before and after you eat something? Being a foodie I hate to admit it  but , yes I do. Its not that i don't eat anything , high in calories , but I regret with a guilty cloud that I did. Any one there who does the same thing?

I know , I am getting off lately than usual , and its just because I am pretty busy with stuffs in the personal front. Though I am trying my best to get me back on track , Mr Time doesn't seem to agree with me. More over now a days, I am not cooking any blog worthy mallu dishes too. After all ,this blog is my pastime favorite right! 

In Pic:- vazhakka cherupayar curry

Have you heard of Vazhakka Uppu curry ? It used to be a kanji favorite back home , while growing up and some how lost its charm on the way , until last week when amma said she planned to make it , but ended up making this erissery/curry instead. When she said "Erisseryum , Unakkameen chammanthiyum , acharum ayirunnu innu curry; velliyazcha ayirunnondu erachi illayirunnu " (We had Rice with this curry,Dry fish chutney and pickle for lunch , and since it was Friday , no meat ") ; Catholics abstain from meat on Friday and I try my best to follow it at least till the evening....Ooh I couldn't just resist the urge to make exactly the same as soon as possible.


The combo of cherupayar and vazhakka was that appealing to me and I made this the very next day and it was mind blowing-ly awesome.♡♡♡
I made the unakkameen podichathu with green chiles and added a bit coconut , contrary to the recipe here in this post and I always have 2 jars of Kadumanga -mango pickle for my pickle crazy husband ; so cooking the same meal was such an easy job :)

Recipe for Vazhakka + Cherupayar Erissery / Curry ( Moong Beans + Plantain +coconut)
Ingredients:-
Serves - 4-6 people
Total cooking time - 1 hour
Bowl 1
Cherupayar / Green gram - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Bowl 2
Vazhakka / Green Plantain - 3 nos
Green chiles slit - 3-4
Crushed chili flakes - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Water - 1 cup
Bowl 3 To grind
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds/ jeerakam - a large pinch
Shallots - 2-3
Garlic - 2 cloves
Curry leaves - 3-4
Water - as needed

Oil
Curry leaves

Directions:-
Soak green gram for 2 hours . Cook it with enough water and salt and set aside.
Combine all the ingredients in Bowl 2 in a cooking pan and cook covered until the plantain pieces are well cooked.
Grind all the ingredients in Bowl 3 to a coarse paste.
Add cooked green gram to the cooked plantain and bring to boil.
Stir in the coconut paste and simmer for 4-5 minutes , until everything is blended together, stirring occasionally.
Drizzle a table spoon of oil over the curry and some curry leaves . remove from heat, let it stand covered for some more time . Serve warm.Goes well with kanji too

In Pic:- vazhakka cherupayar curry,Unakkameen chammanthy , kadumanga achar , thayiru mulaku

See other recipes mentioned in this post
✎Sarah 

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40 comments:

Priti said...

This is new for me and I loved it ....nice way of making the dal ...

khushi said...

lovely recipe.....beautiful clicks
A Girl's Diary

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Kothipidikum ketto...;)...Super platter...As always very beautiful clicks..

Nitha said...

I think you were talking about me in the first few sentences :) :) Same pinch Sarah.. Not sure how time flies nowadays..

BTW I too love the vazhakkaya + cherupayar combination..

Loveandcalories said...

ooooh!! This has helped me plan my veliazhicha menu....Godambu kanji and kaaya cherupayar curry...Bookmarked!! And your Thayir Mulagu is very inviting!! ;)

Sadhana Valentina said...

Awesome dear!

Lyndsey said...

No worries we will still be here...sometimes life just gets in the way.

Sarah this looks so good! I haven't used green plantains like this before. I must try it!

Lyndsey said...

No worries we will still be here...sometimes life just gets in the way.

Sarah this looks so good! I haven't used green plantains like this before. I must try it!

Ramya said...

my mother makes the same except for the red chilly flakes...this looks yummy...

Roshan said...

nice recipe& superb photographs....

Parvathy Pavithran said...

Hi Sarah
I chanced upon your lovely blog many months back and was witnessing your evolution ever since. Vazhayila.com is the best kerala food blog with excellent pictures now in the web world .
Salute your photography skills and the flair in writing which makes each and every recipe an experience for us. Thank you! keep up the good work

Kaveri said...

will try this combo errisherry very soon...sounds and looks too good

arthi said...

always like your clicks and looks delicious too..

Nithya said...

Lovely recipe :) I really admire your photography a lot :)

The white plate and bowl are awesome and your wood bases are beautiful too :)

thekitchenaffaire said...

Girl.. your pics are making me go food crazy :D Seriously! Awesome photography skill you have got :) I have to improvise mine :) And get a better camera too :)

Love this combo any day. Comfort food for sure :)

Sayantani said...

yummy curry!!!

anthony stemke said...

I think I will like this, it is different with the plantain, a fruit I hardly ever use. Thank You for this - and your photos are really great.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking combination beautifully done meal

Chitra said...

this is a new combo for me...but i'm sure to try it...ur recipe can't go wrong...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Curry looks awesome. Wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

looks fab ....loved it ...

Deepti said...

long since I had those flavors...very tempting with a plate of kanji

http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

Rachu said...

I love the way you present authentic mallu food.. it just attracts any mallu! and yes i also count calories, even for a sip of juice!! It doesn't help in any way though! Loved the erissery and the droolworthy pics!

Sarah said...

truly mouth-watering! these are every mallu's fav dishes :) love the gentle colours in these pics!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow yummy curry,luks delicious...

Prathima Rao said...

This is something very new to me..And so well laid out & presented!!! And yes...do count the calories after eating..But its I who usually try out new desserts or sweets & as a ;good chef' I let others have their share first...end up getting praises for dishes well done..to well sometimes actually..coz i get curses for the increasing tummy line!!! But meals like the one u have posted are a perfect solution..u get variety & taste!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Suja said...

Comfort dish..adipoli

Priya said...

So delicious and wonderful curry,seriously inviting..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Wonderful platter. Loved the low calorie dish !!

Pushpa said...

Delicious platter.

Angie's Recipes said...

A very beautiful and guilty free bean dish!

Plateful said...

You too also striving for time huh?!! I'm going crazy with Ramadan, Iftar parties, vacation coming up in a few days...and what not! :)) Loved your second shot the best...the curry looks so inviting. A taste like home and so lovely looking too, that's what I think of your space :)

Plateful said...

You too also striving for time huh?!! I'm going crazy with Ramadan, Iftar parties, vacation coming up in a few days...and what not! :)) Loved your second shot the best...the curry looks so inviting. A taste like home and so lovely looking too, that's what I think of your space :)

simply.food said...

Amazing clicks looks so tasty.

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! Mouth-watering clicks..Adipoli post, Sarah. I have never tasted this dish before, ennelum try cheyyam. Unnakkameen/chemmeen podichathu njangalde avideyum undkakrundu..Enikku kaduku manga achar kandittannu ettavum kothi varunnathu..Yum Yum!!

Zareena said...

I make thoran with cheru payar and vazhakka, but for erisseri I add vanpayar. This looks droolworthy. Amazing clicks. I loved the wooden background in your snaps. Is that a wooden table?

San said...

Droolworthy curry, nice pics.

http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

Kerala Tour Packages said...

Thanks for the recipe dear! I am feeling nostalgic after trying it. My husband also loved.

alpana said...

Came across your blog today. Some of your recipes are new for me. Will surely try.
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Ashwini Nishil said...

Ah!Kappa..my all time favorite!
Looks very tempting..beautiful click!

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